Ontario Prospect Challenge Profile: Celtic Standout

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Left Tackle

6’7, 327 lbs

St. David’s Celtics (high school: WCSSAA)
Twin Cities Predators (varsity: OFC)
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Since starting football, Riley VanDeHogen he has throughly enjoy all of his experiences.

The offensive linesman has participated in CFL pro camp and a Waterloo Warriors camp.

He currently plays with the Twin Cities Predators in the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) and with his high school the St. David’s Celtics of the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA).

This year he has also been asked to go to Cleveland to assist with coaching a junior varsity Predators rep team in a tournament.

In the past, Riley has competed in the Ontario Prospect Challenge (OPC) and made the team. He says winning the game is his proudest moment to date.

“My goal is to make the OPC 2016 team and stand out above the rest in my newly found skills and implement my new teachings from this year to be the best offensive linesman on the field,” said Riley.

The Celtics standout would love to make the #CFC100  as it is his personal goal to play professionally and he believes it will push him in the right direction.

During the offseason, Riley eats healthy, does daily workouts and works on his education.


“My academic goals are priority with my football career as I would like to get into sports medicine,” explained the Celtics standout.

Riley’s role model and personal mentor is Pat Crabbe, a former football recruiter, who was his first coach and taught him everything about football.

“It was because of him the I even got into football as he believed in me and led me to believe in myself as well,” added the offensive linesman.

“I love football because it is a game of strategy, strength, speed and agility,” commented Riley. “Also, with me being 6’7” and 327lbs I fit in just fine.”


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